If you are planning your wedding and you are starting to look for a wedding photographer, you should know that the price you see for packages may not include everything that you want. It's important that you ask the right questions, and that you know the details before you put in your deposit. Here are a few questions to ask.
What Is the Specific Time Frame?
If you want your wedding photographer to get every shot of you, from getting your hair done to driving to the airport, you need to know what your package includes. You may have a limited time frame that you have to schedule, or you may be paying extra for additional hours.
Find out the details of the contract in advance, and ask how many photographers are going to be there. There are some parts of the wedding that you'll want to have double coverage, because one person can't shoot you coming down the aisle and the groom's face at the same time.
Do You Get the Rights to Images?
One you pay for the photographer to shoot your big day, do you have the rights to all of your photos? Some photographers will only allow you to have the rights to a certain amount of prints, or they may only allow you to order prints through them. It's worth taking the time to find a photographer that will give you the images, so you can use them for photo books, coffee mugs, and other things that don't require high quality printing.
How Much Are Prints?
Prints can be costly, so you want to know what you have to pay to get high quality images in advance. You want to have high quality pictures from one of the most important days of your life, and the cost of prints may be something you want to put in your wedding budget. You also may want to ask for gift cards or credit as a wedding gift.
You also want to know what the deadline is to get your deposit back if something happens and you have to move or cancel your wedding. The photographs that you have from your wedding are going to be the most memorable items, so you want to make sure that you get every single photo you want. Call around and get different quotes so you can get the best deal, and the best package for your needs.